With summer here, we all want gorgeous toes, right? Pedicures are so important for the health of our nails and skin, and just like anything else, they can get sun damaged, so that’s why getting a pedicure once a week or every other week is important.
Making your pedicure last can be difficult if you didn’t use a good quality polish or didn’t use a top coat to prevent chipping. Everytime I get a pedicure, I take my own polish with me for them to use. It makes all the difference in the world. If you are doing an at-home pedicure, here are some tips to get your pedicure to last.
1. Always try to use a good quality polish. You will see the difference if you are using a 99 cent polish versus an $8.00 polish. The gel polishes are great for long wear.
2. You don’t have to soak your feet. Did you know that soaking your feet in a tub of warm water will make your polish chip within a few days? When the polish goes on, the nail contracts from the warmth of the water. Try using a brush instead to clean the surfaces.
3. Always use a base coat. Believe me: Skipping the base coat is not a good idea. A base coat holds on to the polish for a longer time.
4. Always respect drying time. Wear open toed shoes until the polish dries. Always give it atleast 20 minutes for drying time.
Keep those feet beautiful!